Braces-Friendly Recipes for the Fall

Braces-Friendly Fall Recipes
Posted on 10/01/2017

When Blooming Smiles’ orthodontists put braces on your teeth, they mentioned how important it is to avoid eating certain foods that can damage or break your appliances like sticky and hard foods. Now that summer is over, we would like to share these braces-friendly fall recipes with you that are all easy to make and yummy to eat.

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Recipes-PagePhoto1This delicious fall bread is super moist because it’s made with applesauce, making it perfect to eat with braces!

Bread Ingredients:

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider or milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Topping Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan. Make the topping first by mixing the sugar and cinnamon together, then set it aside. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, applesauce, apple cider, and eggs and stir. Then add the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix well. Pour the bread mixture into the pan then sprinkle the topping mixture over the top. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Mango Vanilla Smoothie

Recipes-PagePhoto2Fall is mango season in California, so it’s only fitting that we’d include a delicious mango recipe! This smoothie is a soothing drink that can be enjoyed anytime! Just be sure to freeze your chunks of fresh mango ahead of time so the smoothie turns out icy cold!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of mango, peeled, pitted and frozen, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and run on high until smooth. Pour into tall glass and enjoy!

Pasta With Garlic-Mushroom Sauce

This is a wonderful pasta dish that the whole family will love so be sure to make plenty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound linguine, cooked al dente, drained
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 10 cloves minced garlic
  • 6 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in skillet. Add garlic and brown. Then add the mushrooms, basil and salt & pepper. Cook until the mushrooms are just tender. Add the rest of the butter and the olive oil and stir. Mix in the pasta, then top with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Easy Chicken Soup

This soup is perfect to toss together when you don’t have lots of time to spend cooking.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 cups soup stock
  • 2 ½ cups cooked chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup cooked rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A couple handfuls of spinach

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in large pot and add onion. Let brown. Then add the garlic, carrots, celery, bay leaves and broth. Add the chicken and simmer for about 30 minutes. Then add the rice and simmer a little longer so the soup is hot. Add the spinach just before you plan on eating so it doesn’t go brown. Serve with warm, soft bread and dig in!

Contact Your Local Orthodontists In Woodland Hills & Northridge Today!

We hope many of you wearing braces will try these recipes! The next time you visit us to have your braces adjusted, let us know which recipe was your favorite! If you have any questions about your treatment or what you should or shouldn’t eat, get in touch with us and we’ll give you the answers you need! We look forward to seeing you soon!